Popok Tri Wahyudi
Past Artist In Residence
2001

The Indonesian mixed media artist, Popok Tri Wahyudi, paints on canvas, paper and glass to express a complex narration that Illustrate his personal experiences with images and stories perceived through mass media. His talents as a comic book illustrator are evident in both his illustrative painting style and narrative imagery. Each of Wahyudi’s paintings condenses a whole comic strip into individual action packed canvases. He often makes work that represents the lunacy of the current political situation with the country. Wahyudi’s work reflects social issues and comments on power structures in Indonesian society. In 2001, he received a grant from UNESCO-ASCHBERG for a two-month studio residency at 18th Street. Here he worked on an installation titled “Everything Is So Big,” where he exhibited drawings and paintings of American culture.

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